Groundforce without cash to pay its 2,398 workers for February

Airport handling entity Groundforce Portugal doesn’t have the money to pay its staff salaries this month, but is in the process of organising a bank loan. According to a statement from the company’s administrative council, the company is “living in times of enormous difficulty” due to the limited number of flights as a result of the pandemic. The money to pay 2,398 staff salaries should be made available within the next two weeks – at which point Groundforce hopes to be sending out cheques.